Nancy A (Nutter) Edwardsen

June 15, 2023


Nancy A. (Nutter)  Edwardsen, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, June 15.   Nancy was born in Boston in 1939, the daughter of Warren and Mary Nutter.  She was raised and educated in Malden, and graduated from Malden High School with the Class of 1957.  She went on to study at Boston University at the Sargent College where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Education.  In 1961, Nancy married Arnold Edwardsen, her sweetheart since 7th grade.  The two settled down in Malden together to raise their family.  They shared nearly 58 years of marriage until Arnie’s passing in 2019.

Nancy started her teaching career at Chelmsford High School.  She taught Physical Education and also coached many of the sports teams, including volleyball, softball and basketball.  She later taught at Open Bible Academy where she retired.

In years past Nancy enjoyed playing tennis at Amerige Park in Malden with her friend Rose. She was an avid gardener and loved tending to her flowers.  As a dedicated Red Sox fan, she never missed a game.  She really enjoyed being outside, and spending time at the family cabin in Bartlett, NH. She treasured the time she got to spend with her 6 grandchildren. Nancy loved sports and immersed herself in her children's and grandchildren's games. In 1999, she was named to the Malden High Hall of Fame.

She is survived by her children, Heidi A. Prezioso of Everett, Kari L. Miller of Wakefield, Eric E. Edwardsen of Malden, and Kurt W. Edwardsen of Boston, her sister Marilyn Connolly of Pelham, NH, as well as her 6 grandchildren, Ricky, Giavanna, Christopher, Nicolas, Michael, and Ariana. 

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Arnold Edwardsen.

Funeral services will be held graveside at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, 185 Lake St, Peabody, on Friday, July 14th,  at 10 AM.  Family and friends are invited to meet at the funeral home at 9 AM to travel to the cemetery in procession.  Visitation will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on Thursday, July 13th, from 4 – 8 PM.  

in lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation to the Dana Farber Cancer Institue, 10 Brookline Place, W 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445

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